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2015 Grammy Nominations

A partial list of the 2015 Grammy nominations were announced early this morning on CBS This Morning at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran announced four categories for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. The remaining list of the nominees will be revealed through Twitter throughout the rest of the day from celebrities and artists. The first round has already been revealed by celebrities, Ryan Seacrest, Jared Leto, and Alanis Morissette.

Sam Smith is currently leading the amount of nominations with five- record of the year, best pop vocal album, best pop solo performance, song of the year, and best new artist.

In all, there are 83 categories at the Grammys this year. We just have to keep checking throughout the day to see who the other nominees are! But they are announcing the most coveted award last…

Nominees for album of the year – the Grammy’s biggest award – will be announced on A Very GRAMMY Christmas, which will air at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. There will be performances by Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw. The show will be hosted again by LL Cool J. The 2015 Grammy Awards will air live on February 8 on CBS.

 

Read more at: usatoday.com

For the full list of nominees: grammy.com

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U2 Free Album on iTunes



On top of unveiling the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple also announced today the new release of U2’s thirteenth studio album.  Not only is it the first U2 album in five years, but it is also free to all iTunes users. The greatest part is that the album is already in your iTunes, under Albums or Purchased.

At Apple’s live event, the band debuted and performed a new song, “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) from their new album Songs of Innocence. The album is only available on iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music for now. The physical album will be available for purchase on October 13.

Frontman Bono described the album as deeply personal and called the release “instant gratification”. The day before the Apple event, Bono told Rolling Stone. “We wanted to make a very personal album,” Bono explained. “Let’s try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family. The whole album is first journeys — first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually. And that’s hard. But we went there.”

This isn’t the first time that an artist or band has released an album without announcing it prior to the release date. Beyonce dropped her self-titled visual album in December without any prior announcement to fans.

Read the full story at: cbsnews.com

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Beyonce and Jay-Z ‘On The Run’ Tour Announced

Beyonce and Jay-Z fans rejoice. The Carters have announced their On The Run tour to take place this summer. The duo will be doing a 16-date stadium tour, which is set to kick off in Miami on June 25 and finish in San Francisco on August 5. The tour will be stopping in Los Angeles as their second to last date, which will take place on August 2nd at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It is also said that there are tentative plans to take the tour to Europe.

This will be Beyonce and Jay-Z’s first tour together. Jay wrapped up his Magna Carter tour (with Justin Timberlake) earlier this year. Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter tour finished up in March.

The couple got married in 2008 and has since had a beautiful baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce did the unexpected last year when she dropped her self-titled album without any prior promotion. The visual album came with a music video for every song, which became her 5th consecutive number-one album in the US. Jay-Z and Beyonce also appeared at weekend one of Coachella this year, Jay-Z joining Nas’ set, and Beyonce with her sister Solange.

See full story at The Hollywood Reporter and LA Times.

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Trivia Night at HPC

Hollywood Production Center hosted another trivia night for tenants this week.
Hollywood Production Center had a blast hosting another Trivia Night for the office.

We love trivia, and so do our tenants! Last night we hosted another Trivia Night for all our competitive tenants that wanted to know who the real trivia buff in the office is. We had such a blast with 5 teams that were on each others’ heels the entire game! We wanted to share some of our favorite trivia questions that we asked, so if you missed it, rest assured you can exercise your trivia muscles. Keep in mind that the entire night’s theme was “Best of 2013.” (Answers listed at the bottom in italics)

**Congrats to Universal’s “Team Monkey Love” for the win!**

1. In 2013, what artist dropped an unannounced, surprise album?

2. What is the name of the Notre Dame football player that dealt with an online hoax that spurned the now-famous term “catfishing?”

3. On July 9, it was announced that the 2020 Olympic Games would be held in what city?

4. What is the name of Vince Gilligan’s television drama, which came to an end in 2013 after 5 seasons?

5. Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World feature cameos by actors from other Marvel Studios franchises. Which actor did not appear in either film? a. Benicio Del Toro, b. Chris Evans, c. Mark Ruffalo, d. Scarlett Johansson

6. List the following films in order of highest grossing movie domestically to lowest grossing movie domestically (1 be highest, 4 being lowest): Despicable Me 2, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 3 and Frozen.

 

1. Beyonce

2. Manti Te’o

3. Tokyo, Japan

4. Breaking Bad

5. d. Scarlett Johansson

6. 1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2. Iron Man 3, 3. Despicable Me 2, 4. Frozen